Summer Workshop Series

June 11-14, 2012
Location: First Congregational Church
292 East Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44308-2091
Times: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Graduate credit and Undergraduate credit available
Lunch is provided

Tract I

Strands Addressed:

  • School Climate
  • Behavior Supports
  • Resources and Collaboration

Who should attend?

  • School Personnel
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Youth Development Workers
  • Prevention Personnel
  • Community Leaders
  • Parents
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Creating Positive Environments IJune 18 & June 19

Building Developmental Assets in School Communities

Building Developmental Assets in School Communities is a research-based approach to increasing positive youth development and life outcomes. Grounded in extensive research in youth development, resiliency and prevention, the framework has been noted by the Department of Education, Department of Justice and SAMHSA as an evidenced/research based program. Search Institute’s research indicates that these assets powerfully influence adolescent behavior—both by protecting young people from risky, problem behaviors and by promoting positive attitudes and choices. This power reaches across all cultural and socioeconomic groups of youth, and additional research suggests that assets have similar implications for younger children. An asset-building school increases the following: academic achievement, GPA’s, high school completion, enrollment into college, classroom engagement and reduces conduct problems.

Creating Positive Environments IJune 18 & June 19

Understanding Poverty

Using the work of Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., and Eric Jensen this workshop discusses at length the social cues or "hidden rules" that govern how we think and interact in society - and the significance of those rules in a classroom. This workshop will also illustrate the differences between generational poverty and situational poverty and how to teach with poverty in mind. Additionally, the workshop covers how economic class affects behaviors and mindsets, why students from generational poverty often fear being educated, the "hidden rules" within economic classes, discipline interventions that improve behavior, and the eight resources that make a difference in success.

Creating Positive Environments IIJune 18 & June 19

Burnout Prevention for Educators

Burnout Prevention for Educators is described as a physical fatigue/emotional exhaustion from being overextended, affecting educators, counselors, social workers, and other human services personnel. This workshop will focus on the causes, predictors, treatment, and prevention of burnout. Participants will learn through models, techniques, and strategies to identify and prevent burnout amongst themselves/colleagues by building resilient, healthy and user-friendly buildings. Participants will utilize the Individual Centered-Approach Model to plan, design and create their own portfolio. These portfolios can be used as teaching aids in the classroom, staff in services, or in other social settings.

Creating Positive Environments IIJune 18 & June 19

Healing the Forgotten

Healing the Forgotten Learn how to assist individuals through the use of healing stories. This workshop will show you how to give individuals power to heal themselves through developing their personal story. This workshop will utilize stories that strengthen using symbols and unique storytelling techniques to give the stories power. Participants will also learn how to make healing stories entertaining, to strengthen, to encourage, and use for open communication with all groups.

Tract II

Strands Addressed:

  • Leadership
  • School Climate

Who should attend?

  • School Personnel
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Youth Development Workers
  • Prevention Personnel
  • Community Leaders
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Creative LeadershipJune 20 & June 21

The Accountability Experience

The Accountability Experience in organizations today, everyone is feeling the pressure to meet ever-increasing expectations with less time and money than ever before. Yet, in organizations that embrace accountability, results, retention, and morale flourish. Why? Because accountable individuals negotiate clear agreements, build strong partnerships, feel more in control of outcomes, and, as a result, are less stressed and more productive.

Creative LeadershipJune 20 & June 21

Courageous Leaders

Courageous Leaders focuses on transforming the culture of an organization by driving out fear. The evidence is overwhelming that fear-based organizations have low levels of employee engagement and productivity. By driving out fear and building courage in the workforces-aims on which this workshop focuses-you elevate performance. People become much more willing to seek out challenges, to aspire to a higher standard, and to create a bold future when they are operating out of confidence, courage, and, conviction rather than fear.